Camden Goods Yard: A polychrome piece of London

Camden Council granted planning permission to Camden Goods Yard at the end of November, voting unanimously in favour of the scheme. The extensive development reinvents an existing Morrisons supermarket and car park on Chalk Farm Road and in close proximity to the Roundhouse and Camden Locks. The project will deliver 573 new homes of mixed tenure, including nearly 40% affordable homes, in a range of new buildings.

The architecture embraces the much loved yard and warehouse character of London to greatly intensify an underutilised and isolated piece of north London which is brought to life through a collection of mid-rise buildings are arranged around new routes and open spaces.

The Morrisons supermarket will retain a store at the heart of the new neighbourhood, which will sit at the base of a new brick multiblock for living, working, shopping and farming, including a roof featuring London’s largest urban farm. Allies and Morrison is the overall masterplan architect and designer of 5 of the 8 blocks, with the remaining three blocks by Piercy & Company and Niall McLaughlin Architects.